Charles Christiansen

Charles Christiansen lives with his wife Beth in Rochester, Minnesota where they  co-own a private boarding and training facility for dressage horses and their riders. Chuck serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations (including OTLLS) and is the immediate past CEO of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, serving in that role from 2008-2015. Prior to that, he served academic leadership roles at the University of British Columbia, the University of Minnesota; and the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he holds appointment as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Christiansen was born in Panama and schooled in the United States and abroad, graduating from high school in Germany. During his professional career, he earned wide recognition as an academic scholar, writer, and educator in occupational therapy and continues to publish books and papers. He enjoys travel, hiking, cycling, poetry, and philanthropic projects; and he is the proud father of three adult children.

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